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This is something that caught my attention today. As many of you know for the longest time George Lucas has been monkeying around with the Star Wars Trilogy changing things here and there for new editions. These changes have become more drastic and egregious as time goes by. Of course this makes many fans who grew up with the movies unhappy. Some of these fans are so unhappy that they have made their own edition to preserve the original while "remastering it in HD". The concept of these "despecialized" editions seems like a good one in theory. For me the reality doesn't line up with that though.

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I think it's pretty much established by now that this is an Alien prequel. What's interesting is I heard in a live chat Ridley Scott only considers Aliens as the only other film in the franchise other than his to be canon. I think that's mostly because it fleshed out the company and gave it an actual name "Weyland-Yutani" or just "Weyland" so he's cribbing some stuff from it for his prequel.

I've heard Giger came back to do designs for this movie so that's awesome if he did.

Also I want more Alien and Prometheus related figures in my collection and in particular of the humans... I have mini figs of a Nostromo in his astronaut suit, one of the space jockey in its chair and I have the xenomporph both in mini and non mini versions. But I don't have any regular versions of the humans thus far. I read a certain company (I forgot which off the top of my head) got the rights to make figures from Prometheus.. and the figures being teased here look pretty good:

{Check this link out}

It would be nice to also have one of the Space Jockey that's not in the chair.. just by itself standalone. I love the iris stuff for the hatches that the chair and ship come out of.

What I like about this trailer is it shows that they will show more of the mechanical workings of the space jockey and it seems like a crew member or two is going to even mutate into a space jockey or something. As far as I can tell these are probably going to be the people who leave the warning beacon that gets "mistaken" by the nostromo crew as an SOS. 

But at this point I kind of feel the water has been muddied as to whether or not the company knew of that planet and what was on it. It could be only the crew in the original Alien was ignorant to that. It's kind of like with any spin\off fan writing about the colonial marines from Aliens... they make it seem like they encounter Xenomorphs of the variety the space jockeys created all the time but in the movie Aliens they didn't and they where caught off guard by something they weren't prepared for and knew nothing about. That's why they had Ripley around as an advisor... because she had actually seen one before.

The line "It's a bug hunt" likely just meant that colonists where jumpy at something they thought was an alien menace but was really just a minor bug infestation comparatively speaking.. or nothing at all like they have a blip on their radar but it is just someone's pet gerbils or something. It didn't mean they where always fighting the Xenomorphs before.
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I think it's pretty much established by now that this is an Alien prequel. What's interesting is I heard in a live chat Ridley Scott only considers Aliens as the only other film in the franchise other than his to be canon. I think that's mostly because it fleshed out the company and gave it an actual name "Weyland-Yutani" or just "Weyland" so he's cribbing some stuff from it for his prequel.

I've heard Giger came back to do designs for this movie so that's awesome if he did.

Also I want more Alien and Prometheus related figures in my collection and in particular of the humans... I have mini figs of a Nostromo in his astronaut suit, one of the space jockey in its chair and I have the xenomporph both in mini and non mini versions. But I don't have any regular versions of the humans thus far. I read a certain company (I forgot which off the top of my head) got the rights to make figures from Prometheus.. and the figures being teased here look pretty good:

{Check this link out}

It would be nice to also have one of the Space Jockey that's not in the chair.. just by itself standalone. I love the iris stuff for the hatches that the chair and ship come out of.

What I like about this trailer is it shows that they will show more of the mechanical workings of the space jockey and it seems like a crew member or two is going to even mutate into a space jockey or something. As far as I can tell these are probably going to be the people who leave the warning beacon that gets "mistaken" by the nostromo crew as an SOS. 

But at this point I kind of feel the water has been muddied as to whether or not the company knew of that planet and what was on it. It could be only the crew in the original Alien was ignorant to that. It's kind of like with any spin\off fan writing about the colonial marines from Aliens... they make it seem like they encounter Xenomorphs of the variety the space jockeys created all the time but in the movie Aliens they didn't and they where caught off guard by something they weren't prepared for and knew nothing about. That's why they had Ripley around as an advisor... because she had actually seen one before.

The line "It's a bug hunt" likely just meant that colonists where jumpy at something they thought was an alien menace but was really just a minor bug infestation comparatively speaking.. or nothing at all like they have a blip on their radar but it is just someone's pet gerbils or something. It didn't mean they where always fighting the Xenomorphs before.
smoketetsuo: (ValveConcept)

I think it's pretty much established by now that this is an Alien prequel. What's interesting is I heard in a live chat Ridley Scott only considers Aliens as the only other film in the franchise other than his to be canon. I think that's mostly because it fleshed out the company and gave it an actual name "Weyland-Yutani" or just "Weyland" so he's cribbing some stuff from it for his prequel.

I've heard Giger came back to do designs for this movie so that's awesome if he did.

Also I want more Alien and Prometheus related figures in my collection and in particular of the humans... I have mini figs of a Nostromo in his astronaut suit, one of the space jockey in its chair and I have the xenomporph both in mini and non mini versions. But I don't have any regular versions of the humans thus far. I read a certain company (I forgot which off the top of my head) got the rights to make figures from Prometheus.. and the figures being teased here look pretty good:

{Check this link out}

It would be nice to also have one of the Space Jockey that's not in the chair.. just by itself standalone. I love the iris stuff for the hatches that the chair and ship come out of.

What I like about this trailer is it shows that they will show more of the mechanical workings of the space jockey and it seems like a crew member or two is going to even mutate into a space jockey or something. As far as I can tell these are probably going to be the people who leave the warning beacon that gets "mistaken" by the nostromo crew as an SOS. 

But at this point I kind of feel the water has been muddied as to whether or not the company knew of that planet and what was on it. It could be only the crew in the original Alien was ignorant to that. It's kind of like with any spin\off fan writing about the colonial marines from Aliens... they make it seem like they encounter Xenomorphs of the variety the space jockeys created all the time but in the movie Aliens they didn't and they where caught off guard by something they weren't prepared for and knew nothing about. That's why they had Ripley around as an advisor... because she had actually seen one before.

The line "It's a bug hunt" likely just meant that colonists where jumpy at something they thought was an alien menace but was really just a minor bug infestation comparatively speaking.. or nothing at all like they have a blip on their radar but it is just someone's pet gerbils or something. It didn't mean they where always fighting the Xenomorphs before.
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For the longest time I had been remembering a movie where they drove a special kind of car which went into another dimension with what looked like ghosts and I remember it had John Lithgow looking like a funky mad scientist in it. I just couldn't remember what movie it was. But then I saw "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" and then I was like.. I guess this must be the film I was thinking of. I also remember there being slime on the car and a funky creature leftover. I thought it wasn't going to happen in this movie but then just now I did see that! So.. this is the movie I have been remembering but couldn't put my finger on which it was. Some of it was pretty low budget and they even wore bubble wrap goggles. It's a pretty cheesy movie and some may even call it a B movie. But I enjoy stuff like that sometimes. Cheesy B movies can be fun! I'm also a fan of any Sci-Fi movie that has Peter Weller in it.
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For the longest time I had been remembering a movie where they drove a special kind of car which went into another dimension with what looked like ghosts and I remember it had John Lithgow looking like a funky mad scientist in it. I just couldn't remember what movie it was. But then I saw "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" and then I was like.. I guess this must be the film I was thinking of. I also remember there being slime on the car and a funky creature leftover. I thought it wasn't going to happen in this movie but then just now I did see that! So.. this is the movie I have been remembering but couldn't put my finger on which it was. Some of it was pretty low budget and they even wore bubble wrap goggles. It's a pretty cheesy movie and some may even call it a B movie. But I enjoy stuff like that sometimes. Cheesy B movies can be fun! I'm also a fan of any Sci-Fi movie that has Peter Weller in it.
smoketetsuo: (driving panda)
For the longest time I had been remembering a movie where they drove a special kind of car which went into another dimension with what looked like ghosts and I remember it had John Lithgow looking like a funky mad scientist in it. I just couldn't remember what movie it was. But then I saw "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" and then I was like.. I guess this must be the film I was thinking of. I also remember there being slime on the car and a funky creature leftover. I thought it wasn't going to happen in this movie but then just now I did see that! So.. this is the movie I have been remembering but couldn't put my finger on which it was. Some of it was pretty low budget and they even wore bubble wrap goggles. It's a pretty cheesy movie and some may even call it a B movie. But I enjoy stuff like that sometimes. Cheesy B movies can be fun! I'm also a fan of any Sci-Fi movie that has Peter Weller in it.
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I just read an article where a person was making up rules as to what is campy in Sci-Fi as to propose to remove it. Well, there are certain things that are too campy in my opinion.. the old Flash Gordon movie was the epitome of campiness. There is such a thing as too much camp. Even shows that avoid most of the campy stuff has some in the mix like BSG with its shiny robots, use of the word "frack" and religious overtones.

But I think Sci-Fi needs a certain amount of "campiness" or "cheesiness" to be fun. BSG was almost too bleak for my tastes. It seems to me like most of the shows and movies that are guilty of over the top campyness are from the 70's and 80's. Either that or they are low budget soft-core pr0n movies on cinemax.

The only "rule" they have there that I totally disagree with is the one that says you should not have *punk in sci-fi. Whether it be cyberpunk, steampunk, etc. That puts a knife in my heart I like that stuff!

I think instead of saying they should eradicate it completely they should use it sparingly like salt and pepper. But then I think there should still be movies whose whole point is to be over the top... certain movies I have enjoyed in the past few years I enjoyed because of their over the topness.

"There's room for campy and non-campy sci-fi films alike. So, keep the camp!"

I also don't think if you enjoy some campiness in your sci-fi that you are a tasteless idiot. Whoever says that is an idiot themselves.
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I just read an article where a person was making up rules as to what is campy in Sci-Fi as to propose to remove it. Well, there are certain things that are too campy in my opinion.. the old Flash Gordon movie was the epitome of campiness. There is such a thing as too much camp. Even shows that avoid most of the campy stuff has some in the mix like BSG with its shiny robots, use of the word "frack" and religious overtones.

But I think Sci-Fi needs a certain amount of "campiness" or "cheesiness" to be fun. BSG was almost too bleak for my tastes. It seems to me like most of the shows and movies that are guilty of over the top campyness are from the 70's and 80's. Either that or they are low budget soft-core pr0n movies on cinemax.

The only "rule" they have there that I totally disagree with is the one that says you should not have *punk in sci-fi. Whether it be cyberpunk, steampunk, etc. That puts a knife in my heart I like that stuff!

I think instead of saying they should eradicate it completely they should use it sparingly like salt and pepper. But then I think there should still be movies whose whole point is to be over the top... certain movies I have enjoyed in the past few years I enjoyed because of their over the topness.

"There's room for campy and non-campy sci-fi films alike. So, keep the camp!"

I also don't think if you enjoy some campiness in your sci-fi that you are a tasteless idiot. Whoever says that is an idiot themselves.
smoketetsuo: (Rose)
I just read an article where a person was making up rules as to what is campy in Sci-Fi as to propose to remove it. Well, there are certain things that are too campy in my opinion.. the old Flash Gordon movie was the epitome of campiness. There is such a thing as too much camp. Even shows that avoid most of the campy stuff has some in the mix like BSG with its shiny robots, use of the word "frack" and religious overtones.

But I think Sci-Fi needs a certain amount of "campiness" or "cheesiness" to be fun. BSG was almost too bleak for my tastes. It seems to me like most of the shows and movies that are guilty of over the top campyness are from the 70's and 80's. Either that or they are low budget soft-core pr0n movies on cinemax.

The only "rule" they have there that I totally disagree with is the one that says you should not have *punk in sci-fi. Whether it be cyberpunk, steampunk, etc. That puts a knife in my heart I like that stuff!

I think instead of saying they should eradicate it completely they should use it sparingly like salt and pepper. But then I think there should still be movies whose whole point is to be over the top... certain movies I have enjoyed in the past few years I enjoyed because of their over the topness.

"There's room for campy and non-campy sci-fi films alike. So, keep the camp!"

I also don't think if you enjoy some campiness in your sci-fi that you are a tasteless idiot. Whoever says that is an idiot themselves.
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Did any of you know that they are making a Terminator television series? I don't know yet if it'll be any good or not.. the last movie wasn't the best and some movie based TV series like Blade disappointed me.. and actually... I was never a huge fan of the Highlander TV series. A cool thing though is the pilot episode for The Sarah Conner Chronicles was filmed in my town.

On the topic of terminator what I would like to see is an epic Terminator movie that's all about the war between man and machine. So far all the movies and the TV show take place in the "present" (when they where released respectively) with machines being sent back in time to those times. But there hasn't been a movie that is all about the future. But after how T3 turned out I'm not so sure about it. I almost think Terminator is a dead horse being beaten.

Speaking of that it seems that the Sci-Fi channel is picking up dead horse franchises and making made for TV movies from them. =P

The Sarah Jane Smith Adventures (A Doctor Who spinoff) on the other hand... hmm.... I'll let you know when I see the first episode. I saw episode 0 earlier this year. The first episode was released today.
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Did any of you know that they are making a Terminator television series? I don't know yet if it'll be any good or not.. the last movie wasn't the best and some movie based TV series like Blade disappointed me.. and actually... I was never a huge fan of the Highlander TV series. A cool thing though is the pilot episode for The Sarah Conner Chronicles was filmed in my town.

On the topic of terminator what I would like to see is an epic Terminator movie that's all about the war between man and machine. So far all the movies and the TV show take place in the "present" (when they where released respectively) with machines being sent back in time to those times. But there hasn't been a movie that is all about the future. But after how T3 turned out I'm not so sure about it. I almost think Terminator is a dead horse being beaten.

Speaking of that it seems that the Sci-Fi channel is picking up dead horse franchises and making made for TV movies from them. =P

The Sarah Jane Smith Adventures (A Doctor Who spinoff) on the other hand... hmm.... I'll let you know when I see the first episode. I saw episode 0 earlier this year. The first episode was released today.
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Did any of you know that they are making a Terminator television series? I don't know yet if it'll be any good or not.. the last movie wasn't the best and some movie based TV series like Blade disappointed me.. and actually... I was never a huge fan of the Highlander TV series. A cool thing though is the pilot episode for The Sarah Conner Chronicles was filmed in my town.

On the topic of terminator what I would like to see is an epic Terminator movie that's all about the war between man and machine. So far all the movies and the TV show take place in the "present" (when they where released respectively) with machines being sent back in time to those times. But there hasn't been a movie that is all about the future. But after how T3 turned out I'm not so sure about it. I almost think Terminator is a dead horse being beaten.

Speaking of that it seems that the Sci-Fi channel is picking up dead horse franchises and making made for TV movies from them. =P

The Sarah Jane Smith Adventures (A Doctor Who spinoff) on the other hand... hmm.... I'll let you know when I see the first episode. I saw episode 0 earlier this year. The first episode was released today.
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Today I tried out the demo for "Tomb Raider Anniversary" and it actually worked well enough on my PC Laptop to be playable. [screenshot of intro screen] That game in case you don't know is a remake of the original Tomb Raider and that's why I was interested. The game is compatible with either Keyboard + Mouse or a gamepad but I chose to use a gamepad because it seems a more gamepad friendly game. This was especially true in the past when I played the original on the PC with my 3Dfx Voodoo graphics card.

Pretty much any modern PC can handle TRA it it seems if my old laptop can.... I kind of wish a Mac version was being simultaneously made I know it'd play better on my Mac than on my PC because my Mac has an actual graphics card and not integrated graphics. Those of you with 8800 cards would get incredible performance at the highest resolutions of course.

But anyway I like some of the improvements in the new version especially how she glistens when she leaves the water and her clothes dry realistically and her acrobatic moves work really good once you have gotten a hang of the controls.

I know one thing Adia would complain about a bit... her booty shorts seem to have shrunk maybe a little more as they always seem to do. =P


The makers of the adventure\horror game penumbra overture announced the Mac demo is out at Inside Mac Games recently. But the torrent file for the demo doesn't seem to work at least yet. I would like to give that game a try on my Mac.


This is pretty interesting. Basically it's a replica of the gun Ripley used in Aliens, the M41-A Pulse rifle. One thing I didn't know about it that it was made from actual gun parts and the "grenade launcher" was actually a shotgun. I wouldn't mind if mine was a bit less real than that though if it's cheaper.
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Today I tried out the demo for "Tomb Raider Anniversary" and it actually worked well enough on my PC Laptop to be playable. [screenshot of intro screen] That game in case you don't know is a remake of the original Tomb Raider and that's why I was interested. The game is compatible with either Keyboard + Mouse or a gamepad but I chose to use a gamepad because it seems a more gamepad friendly game. This was especially true in the past when I played the original on the PC with my 3Dfx Voodoo graphics card.

Pretty much any modern PC can handle TRA it it seems if my old laptop can.... I kind of wish a Mac version was being simultaneously made I know it'd play better on my Mac than on my PC because my Mac has an actual graphics card and not integrated graphics. Those of you with 8800 cards would get incredible performance at the highest resolutions of course.

But anyway I like some of the improvements in the new version especially how she glistens when she leaves the water and her clothes dry realistically and her acrobatic moves work really good once you have gotten a hang of the controls.

I know one thing Adia would complain about a bit... her booty shorts seem to have shrunk maybe a little more as they always seem to do. =P


The makers of the adventure\horror game penumbra overture announced the Mac demo is out at Inside Mac Games recently. But the torrent file for the demo doesn't seem to work at least yet. I would like to give that game a try on my Mac.


This is pretty interesting. Basically it's a replica of the gun Ripley used in Aliens, the M41-A Pulse rifle. One thing I didn't know about it that it was made from actual gun parts and the "grenade launcher" was actually a shotgun. I wouldn't mind if mine was a bit less real than that though if it's cheaper.
smoketetsuo: (Gir Thumbs Up)
Today I tried out the demo for "Tomb Raider Anniversary" and it actually worked well enough on my PC Laptop to be playable. [screenshot of intro screen] That game in case you don't know is a remake of the original Tomb Raider and that's why I was interested. The game is compatible with either Keyboard + Mouse or a gamepad but I chose to use a gamepad because it seems a more gamepad friendly game. This was especially true in the past when I played the original on the PC with my 3Dfx Voodoo graphics card.

Pretty much any modern PC can handle TRA it it seems if my old laptop can.... I kind of wish a Mac version was being simultaneously made I know it'd play better on my Mac than on my PC because my Mac has an actual graphics card and not integrated graphics. Those of you with 8800 cards would get incredible performance at the highest resolutions of course.

But anyway I like some of the improvements in the new version especially how she glistens when she leaves the water and her clothes dry realistically and her acrobatic moves work really good once you have gotten a hang of the controls.

I know one thing Adia would complain about a bit... her booty shorts seem to have shrunk maybe a little more as they always seem to do. =P


The makers of the adventure\horror game penumbra overture announced the Mac demo is out at Inside Mac Games recently. But the torrent file for the demo doesn't seem to work at least yet. I would like to give that game a try on my Mac.


This is pretty interesting. Basically it's a replica of the gun Ripley used in Aliens, the M41-A Pulse rifle. One thing I didn't know about it that it was made from actual gun parts and the "grenade launcher" was actually a shotgun. I wouldn't mind if mine was a bit less real than that though if it's cheaper.
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Take a look at this:



It combines two things I love. Star Wars and hot air balloons. If I had a hot air balloon though I would like to have a TARDIS hot air balloon.

[link]
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Take a look at this:



It combines two things I love. Star Wars and hot air balloons. If I had a hot air balloon though I would like to have a TARDIS hot air balloon.

[link]
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Or does the "tracking device" in this scene in Sci-Fi's new show "Painkiller Jane" look familiar?

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Or does the "tracking device" in this scene in Sci-Fi's new show "Painkiller Jane" look familiar?

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